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iHV Evidence-based Practice Conference 2024

A Healthier Future

Our next Evidence-based Practice Conference, “A Healthier Future”, will be held at King’s House Conference Centre in Manchester on 3 July 2024 – save the date! We hope that you will join us as we showcase the very best of health visiting.

This year’s EBP conference will focus on addressing health inequalities, a topic that has never been more poignant, with more babies and children experiencing poorer outcomes and living in poverty than ever before. How can we ensure a healthier future, where all babies and children can thrive? How can we use the best available evidence and research to reduce health inequalities and strengthen health visiting practice?

Our conference will provide a platform for local, national, and international experts and speakers to come together and share excellence in health visiting practice, innovation and the latest research to address health inequalities.

The presentations and workshops will reflect the breadth of health visiting practice, within a “whole system” public health approach, with the aim to equip health visiting practitioners with new knowledge and skills to address key challenges in prevention and early intervention work with babies, children, and families.


Tickets on sale from February

Conference aims and objectives

Conference Aim:

To integrate the best research evidence with health visiting clinical expertise and parent/carer experiences, to reduce health inequalities and improve health outcomes for babies, children, and families.


Learning Outcomes:

  • To hear and learn the latest national policy, evidence and research on key public health priorities to reduce inequalities for babies, children, and their families, with recommendations for practice.
  • To equip practitioners with new knowledge and skills to address key challenges in prevention and early intervention work, to reduce inequalities and improve access, experience and outcomes.
  • To explore ways of improving population health through evidence-driven health visiting service models and/ or integrated ‘whole system’ approaches that include health visiting, to improve health and reduce inequalities – including initiatives that tackle the wider determinants of health, work with local communities, and strengthen diversity and inclusion.
  • To hear and learn from cutting edge researchers, national and local experts, and parents/carers/those with lived experience.
  • To gain insight into how integrated working across agencies can support local system planning to improve the health and life chances of babies, children and families.
  • To gain CPD points to support NMC revalidation.
  • To have networking opportunities with peers to further develop relationships and share best practice.

Abstract Submission Timeline

  • Submissions: Abstract submissions for 2024 closed on the 19 January 2024.
  • Notifications: After an iHV peer-review process, entrants will be informed of acceptance of abstracts for either oral keynote/ concurrent presentation, or poster presentation, by 1 February 2024

Abstract Review Process

All entrants will be assessed for suitability against the following criteria:

  • Relevant: Alignment to conference theme of reducing health inequalities through health visiting; and key public health priority topics for babies, children and families.
  • Innovation: originality of the idea
  • Effectiveness: Evidence/ data of improving access, experience and outcomes – reducing health inequalities.
  • Family focus: Evidence that babies’, children and families’ needs were central to the work/ co-production.
  • Leadership: evidence of entrants championing their innovation in their organisation or more widely
  • Adaptability/ sustainability: ideas that could be adapted for use elsewhere in entrants’ organisations or other organisations.
  • The abstract is written in English, free from jargon, abbreviations are written in full, does not exceed the word limit and is supported by current and complete references
  • The abstract is not submitted by a commercial organisation

What if I am successful?

  • It is important that you book and pay for your discounted conference place on or before the final registration deadline of 19th April 2024 before accepting your offer to present.
  • Only the accepted abstracts of fully registered and paid presenters will be included in the final programme.
  • Full guidance on the oral presentation and poster presentation delivery format will be provided to you.
  • Please note that our booking system is not yet live – so in the meantime, please hold the date in your diary – 3rd July at Kings House in Manchester.

What if I am unsuccessful?

All entrants will be provided with feedback from the review panel. If you would like to discuss the feedback further, please contact [email protected]

Our call for abstracts receives high volumes of submissions. If we are unable to include your work in our conference agenda, we may contact you about being on our reserve list for presenting or featuring your proposed content in our other iHV work.

And remember just because you aren’t successful this time doesn’t preclude you from attending the conference or submitting your work for a future event.

Event Details

iHV Evidence-based Practice Conference 2024

Full-day conference

King's House Conference Centre, Manchester


Event Date

Wednesday 3 July 2024

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